blixa, alexander hacke and gang (aka einstürzende neubauten –or einstuerzende neubauten to those lacking umlauts on their computer keyboards) have canceled their north american tour. which presumably includes the u.s. and canada. but i don’t recall their tour dates including a show in mexico. the press release is below. screaming caps and all:
EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN HAVE TO CANCEL NORTH AMERICAN THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS
It is with great regret that Einstürzende Neubauten announce the
cancellation of their planned thirtieth anniversary appearances in Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New York. While the US
Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band’s
visas, it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the
overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final
step in the process.
The band members are tremendously disappointed by this turn of events and wish to thank all those fans who purchased tickets for these
performances for their support. The band would have loved to do the
tour and meet their overseas fans. Because this tour was a
time-sensitive production, it will not be rescheduled. Ticketholders
can obtain refunds from their point of purchase.